Cabin Life 1880s



Cabin Living 1880s

Would you look at this place?
In the 1880s I can imagine how wonderful it was, can you see the blush of the raw planks?
Smell the fresh cuts?

One room cabin with livestock shelter attached to the sides.

There is still some chinking shrunken with age left between a few boards.

wooden logs with space of chinking, old door, sunlight coming through spaces

How many children slammed that door?
What was for dinner most nights?

The roof has been replaced with tin.
The flooring is almost gone.

Sunlight beams through the spaces where chinking should be. On a cold windy day there is nothing to stop the chilly fingers of winter from entering inside.

dovetailed corners still locked in place

Someone built this house with great care and skill. The corners are fit the notches and that’s what has kept this house standing so many years.

Being able to visit a place like this with out being told “no touching” is a gift. Placing a hand on the wall, half closing my eyes, a story begins to form.

Who do you think might have lived here?

About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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